Strategic HR at Mount Washington: Oct 27-29, 2019 – Bretton Woods, NH

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2018 Retreat!

The following information is from the completed event. Check back in the spring for updates on the 2019 Retreat.

Attendee Guide

An Attendee Guide to Frequently Asked Questions & Useful Information

Here’s a 2018 attendee guide to frequently asked questions plus other key Retreat information. Please visit this page frequently for updates and Contact the Retreat Team with your questions. 

New to the Mt. Washington Retreat? If you are interested in a one-on-one conversation on how to make the most of your Retreat experience, email and we’ll schedule a call.

What do you get with a Retreat pass?

  • Attendee registration includes access to all workshops, plenary sessions, keynotes, session materials, receptions, entertainment, and Retreat meals.

Meals provided by the Retreat include

  • BREAKFAST Monday and Tuesday; LUNCH Monday and Tuesday; RECEPTIONS Sunday and Monday. DINNER Sunday night. Optional Brunch on Sunday Morning if you select this session within your online registration.
  • NEW FOR 2018: Looking for a convenient pick-up lunch to grab when you arrive on Sunday? Be sure to purchase the Sunday Optional Box Lunch add-on during your registration.

Guest Privileges and Sunday Guest Dinner Tickets

  • A guest staying with you may join the Sunday and Monday receptions and evening entertainment. Sunday guest dinner tickets are available for purchase through your online registration.

Resort Concierge

  • The concierge desk has information on your Monday night restaurant choices, in-house activities, and nearby adventures. Phone number: 1-603-278-8989.

Resort Shuttle Service Available

  • There is on-demand shuttle service to all onsite resort facilities including service to Bretton Arms Inn, Townhomes, The Lodge, and Fabyan’s Restaurant.


  • Business casual is suggested. Please note: no jeans or tennis shoes permitted when dining on Sunday and Monday evenings in the formal dining room. It is recommended to bring warm clothes. We’ve experienced flurries in past years, and you don’t want to miss the great outdoors while in the mountains.

The Mobile App – available in early-October.

  • Dramatically enhance your efficiency, mobility, and networking before, during, and after the Retreat! With our Mobile App, everything about the Retreat is available on that smart phone or tablet you are already carrying AND accessible via computer or laptop. You’ll have instant access to the schedule, session materials, virtual business cards for networking with fellow attendees, contact information for speakers, sponsors, and more!

Need Session Materials?

  • The preferred method to obtain your session materials is through the Mobile App. However, if that is not an option, they will be available within your online registration in early October. In our continued efforts to provide a green event, we will not provide session materials in paper form. The choice is then yours to determine which materials you want to print and bring with you to the Retreat. Feel free to contact us with any questions!

Recertification Numbers

  • See the RETREAT SCHEDULE to review the pre-approved recertification credits awarded to each session. Recertification tracking forms will be made available online prior to the Retreat, and in your attendee guide once on-site.

How do I select or change my workshop sessions?
Should I choose my sessions before the Retreat?

  • Concurrent workshop sessions fill up quickly. We recommend that you choose your sessions in advance. Attendees can make session selections or modify selections by accessing their online registration. Instructions are available in your registration confirmation email. Email to request another copy of your confirmation email.

Breastfeeding & Pumping Room for New Moms, we have a special room for that!

  • And it’s not in the bathroom or in a closet. Visit the registration desk for a key.


  • Visit the HR Marketplace. Our Retreat sponsors are not only supporting the HR community, they are your business partners and may have the solution to your organization’s needs. Get to know our business partners BEFORE THE EVENT. Invest time to get to know our solution providers in person. Who knows, you may win something fabulous!

MAKE CONNECTIONS, with your local SHRM State Council and Chapter and your fellow HR peers. 

  • We work hard to provide the best HR education and a memorable Retreat experience, but much of the value of this Retreat is in your hands. Share your special HR talents and tips with your peers. There is a local HR chapter near you. TAKE A PEEK. Attendees will also have access to an ATTENDEE NETWORKING PAGE and modified attendee listing in early October. Stay tuned for more information.


  • Recharge devices in the Mobile Hub
  • Grab complimentary Barista coffee at the Bard Coffee station
  • Unwind with a LifeBreath wellness session Sunday morning
  • Enjoy evening entertainment on Sunday night in The Cave!
  • Relax in a massage chair in the Conservatory
  • Browse our pop-up Bookstore courtesy of White Birch Books

Book time at the Spa

  • The resort spa is offering a 20% discount to Strategic HR attendees! Contact the spa at (603) 278-4286 to book an appointment.

Enjoy some late season GOLF!

  • The Donald Ross Mount Washington Golf Course is offering a discounted rate of $61.00 for 18 holes of golf for Strategic HR attendees! Advanced tee time bookings are encouraged and may be made by calling (603) 278-4653.

Circle back to the RETREAT TEAM with any questions on these event experiences or to learn more about how to make the most out of your Retreat experience.